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Hi­zon is run­ning for the gu­ber­na­to­rial post this May 2019 elec­tions. Canlas also pre­sented “so-called” ev­i­dence to prove the al­leged vote-buy­ing act, which in­cluded stubs he per­son­ally col­lected from residents of the said barangay when Hi­zon cam­paigned there at around 5 p.m. last April 11.

Canlas, a lawyer by pro­fes­sion, also has signed af­fi­davits of six residents and Barangay Cap­tain Jovito Bu­lanadi, at­test­ing that Hi­zon dis­trib­uted stubs bear­ing his name and pho­to­graph, which were ex­changed for a piece of chicken.

Canlas said he per­son­ally took a video and pho­to­graphs of the Bi­tas in­ci­dent.

The Om­nibus Elec­tion Code pe­nal­izes vote-buy­ing by dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion to run for pub­lic of­fice.

Mean­while, Hi­zon said: “I can­not make any com­ment on the al­leged vote­buy­ing in­ci­dent sim­ply be­cause I have not re­ceived a for­mal com­plaint.”

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